The Family Business Association:
A New Organization Representing Family Businesses in California

Why We Need the Family Business Association


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Family businesses generate 57% of the nation’s GDP, employ 63% of the workforce and create 75% of all new jobs. California’s 1.4 million family businesses employ 7 million Californians. Family businesses are the backbone of the economy, nationally and in California.

There are organizations through California that assist with many aspects of family business, but there has been no representation of all family businesses at the State Capitol. There has been no organization putting forth legislative initiatives on behalf of all family businesses and no one to fight against bad legislation or regulations that would harm family businesses.

FBA will be a forceful voice for family businesses. California is losing businesses to other states every day, and there must be some incentives created to keep the control of a business in the family and keep the family business in California.

FBA defines a Family Business as follows:


Founding Statewide Sponsors

InterWest Insurance Services    Gallina Certified Public Accountants
Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans, Attorneys at Law    Grant Hinkle & Jacobs Wealth Management


Founding Regional Sponsors

  F&M Bank    Genovese, Burford & Brothers
Marsh USA Insurance    Burr Pilger Mayer Accountants & Consultants LeadershipOne Business Transition Specialists